Collagen is gaining mainstream popularity, but it’s somewhat of an under-loved protein in the dairy-free community. Most protein powders marketed to us are purely plant-based. We rarely hear about the other options, like collagen. It’s known for supporting healthy skin, hair, and nails, and is rich with amino acids. In terms of taste, it’s a bit plain on its own, but it works well as an ingredient, and Primal Kitchen Collagen Drink Mixes make it more interesting with a range of flavors.
Primal Kitchen Adds Seasonal Fuel to their Collagen Drink Mixes
Their line up always includes some staple “Fuels” and they rotate in flavors, like Snickerdoodle for the holidays. We’ve also included their “Latte” mixes in this post. They are similar by ingredients, but boosted with tea and sold in smaller canisters.
Nutrition (per 15.4g scoop): 70 calories, 2.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*
Nutrition (per 15.4g scoop): 70 calories, 2.5g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 11g protein.*
Nutrition (per 15.4g scoop): 80 calories, 3g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 11g protein.*
Snickerdoodle Fuel (seasonal)
Nutrition (per 15.4g scoop): 70 calories, 2.5g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*
Ingredients: bovine collagen peptides, coconut milk powder, black tea, cinnamon, monk fruit extract, allspice, konjac root gum, cardamom, vanilla extract, sea salt, ginger root extract, nutmeg, clove. contains: coconut
Nutrition (per 2 scoops – 20.2g): 90 calories, 4g fat, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*
Nutrition (per 15.4g scoop): 80 calories, 2.5g fat, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*
More Allergen Notes
This information was provided by Primal Kitchen:
The line that the collagen is manufactured on is in a shared facility and on a shared line with all 8 major allergens. They have an allergen control program and specific cleaning and testing protocols to avoid allergen residues.
More Facts on Primal Kitchen Collagen Drink Mixes
- Price: $39.99 per 8.5- to 13.5-ounce canister (24 servings)
- Availability: Primal Kitchen Collagen Drink Mixes are sold at Sprouts and Whole Foods stores in the U.S., and are also available via the company’s website (for 10% off, use code: GODAIRYFREE), and on Amazon.
- Certifications: Primal Kitchen Collagen Drink Mixes are Certified Gluten-Free and Keto Certified.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Primal Kitchen Collagen Drink Mixes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, oil-free, sugar-free, keto, and paleo-friendly.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Primal Kitchen website at www.primalkitchen.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. All food products are at some degree of risk for allergen cross-contamination. Only you can assess what is safe for your needs.
I tried the Snickerdoodle which did smell remarkably like snickerdoodle cookies! The flavor is also there, but the monk fruit sweetener is notable in the aftertaste. I’m not a big fan of alternative sweeteners, so it’s a little strong for me as a straight up drink, but in smoothies, it’s nice, and the collagen adds some body (and nutrition!). I could see using it in recipes, too.